Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.
It is with immense joy and heartfelt gratitude that I announce the launch of Called to Renew at Our Lady of Solitude. This campaign will provide much-needed funding for parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including ours, as well as strengthen important ministries and programs that affect us all.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. Our goal is $230,000 of which 50 percent will remain at our parish. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal. If our campaign is successful, we will receive a minimum of $115,000 to address our own needs.
Our Lady of Solitude has a rich history in East LA. Called to Renew will ensure we can continue to be a vital presence in our community. Details about how we plan to use our share of campaign funds are on the following page.
Please take a moment to prayerfully discern how you can most generously support this campaign. I also encourage you to consider making a five-year pledge, which will allow us the best opportunity to reach our goal. This is a wonderful parish, and I am amazed at how our community has always worked together to meet needs that arise. I know you will do whatever you can to make this campaign a success.
We entrust our Called to Renew campaign to the intercessions of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Solitude.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Interior Church Painting
The church interior has not been painted in 10 years. Restoring our church’s luster with new painting will enhance our worship space and enrich our worship experience.
Our sound system is outdated, and many parishioners often have difficulty hearing the Word of God. Installing a new sound system will ensure all are able to participate during Mass
The lighting and electrical system in the church need to be upgraded. Installing new fixtures and energy-efficient lighting will ensure we are being better stewards of all of God’s gifts.
Refinish Main Altar
The main altar has not been retouched in more than 10 years. Scratches and regular wear from time have left it in need of restoration. Our campaign funds will go towards refinishing and repainting the main altar to return it to its original luster.